In memory of those who perished on September 11, 2001, the Exchange Club of Tempe, along with the City of Tempe’s support, will present the Healing Field® tribute beginning Saturday, Sept. 7 through Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Healing Field® is a unique memorial that reflects on the tragedy of that day and pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 innocent lives that were lost. Thousands of American flags will be placed throughout Tempe Beach Park, representing the victims from that terrible day. Activities over the five days include flag viewing, a patriotic concert and two ceremonies on September 11. All are open to the public and free to attend.
Though the attacks occurred eighteen years ago, they continue to connect us every year, both as Americans and as human beings. Every year, members of the community dedicate thousands of hours to this grassroots effort, from those who coordinate and promote the events, to the workers who physically assemble the nearly 3,000 flags.
Healing Field® schedule of events
Saturday, Sept. 7, 6 a.m. – Volunteers gather for the flag installation.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 – Freedom Concert featuring patriotic songs in the park
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5:46 a.m. – Tribute ceremony: presentation of colors, music, prayer and the reading of the names of the first responders who gave their lives that day.
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. – Candlelight vigil, prayer and keynote speaker, Tempe Officers Association President Robert Ferraro
About the Exchange Club of Tempe
The Exchange Club of Tempe’s major community project annually is the 9/11 Healing Field® Memorial at Tempe Beach Park that pays tribute to the lives lost during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Visit https://tempehealingfield.org/ for more information.